eating disorder

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eating disorder

Any of various psychiatric disorders, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, characterized by severe disturbances in eating behavior.

eat′ing disor`der

any of various disorders, as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, characterized by severe disturbances in eating habits.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eating disorder - a disorder of the normal eating routine
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
anorexia - a prolonged disorder of eating due to loss of appetite
pica - an eating disorder, frequent in children, in which non-nutritional objects are eaten persistently
binge-purge syndrome, binge-vomit syndrome, bulima nervosa, bulimarexia - a disorder of eating in which the person alternates between strong craving for food and aversion to food; characterized by excessive eating followed by periods of fasting or self-induced vomiting
binge-eating syndrome, bulimia - a disorder of eating seen among young women who go on eating binges and then feel guilt and depression and self-condemnation
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The latest data from the Office for National Statistics reveals that 26 deaths were registered as being caused by an eating disorder in 2016 - one every 14 days.
The government must invest in promoting the importance of seeking help for an eating disorder as soon as possible, so permitting early treatment which would prevent deaths.
suggests that anorexia recover d One person every two weeks is killed by an eating disorder in England and Wales Deaths caused by eating disorders in England and Wales
Beat's helpline receives calls from across the UK from males experiencing an eating disorder, but also many calls from people calling about others they're worried about, particularly from mums worried about their sons.
Women and girls are mostly affected by the condition, with experts estimating only 11% of those suffering an eating disorder are male.
It draws from books and publications from government and other organizations like Eating Disorder Hope and the National Eating Disorders Association to detail risk factors, causes, adverse health effects, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, as well as specific issues for youth and young adults, men, pregnant women, older adults, athletes, minorities, and gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals.
Figures from Beat reveal that about 725,000 men and women in the UK are affected by anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder.
It is estimated that 7% to 17% of patients admitted for addiction treatment have a co-occurring eating disorder, yet only 44% of addiction treatment programs screen all admissions for eating disorders.
The current study used a community-based sample of adolescents, allowing the researchers to compare those with self-identified eating disorder diagnosis or disordered eating behaviors to those without such behaviors.
Additional conference highlights include talks by other internationally known experts as well as local specialists who will present on a variety of topics such as body image, physical signs of an eating disorder, the impact of social media, binge eating treatment, and healing shame.

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